Study Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Having a degree in Aeronautical Engineering can lead to an exciting career in many areas and you won’t be sort of options or opportunities once you’ve graduated. This branch of engineering deals with research, design, development, construction, testing, science, and technology of aircrafts.

Over the years aeronautical engineering has also increasingly crossed over with aerospace engineering meaning that you could literally be reaching for the stars with your degree.

During the course of your degree you’ll look at everything from the very beginnings of flying machines with Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketches and the Wright brothers’ 1903 flight to modern aircraft and their many uses.

Here’s more about studying aeronautical engineering:

What to expect from an Aeronautical Engineering degree

An Aeronautical Engineering degree can be studied both at undergraduate level (BEng) and then at post-graduate level (MEng). An undergraduate degree will usually take or four years and many universities offer the option of continuing straight to Masters level by extending your course for a further year or two.

Courses are usually a mix of lecture based learning, coursework, field exercises, and laboratory work.

Many universities work closely with aerospace experts and you’ll usually have the chance during your degree to attend lectures given by them.

What grades do I need to study Aeronautical Engineering?

Course requirements vary between different universities but they’ll usually be looking for very high grades in subjects such as maths and physics.

As well as having top grades you’ll also need to demonstrate that you’ve got a real interest in the subject. This is where a strong personal statement could make a difference between you being accepted to the course and the admissions tutors choosing someone else.

Where can I study Aeronautical Engineering?

There are universities across the country that offer Aeronautical Engineering as an undergraduate degree. Some of these include:

What are my career opportunities once I graduate?

The world really is your oyster once you’ve completed your degree in Aeronautical Engineering. You could find yourself working the commercial, military, or scientific sectors.

You work could involve design, testing, or consulting on any aspect of aeronautics. For many roles you’ll need to complete a Masters’ degree and specialise further in order to be accepted for more senior (and more lucrative) positions.

Roles in the aeronautical industry include:

  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Aeronautical researcher
  • Aeronautical designer
  • Aeronautical maintenance technician
  • Aeronautical consultant